• Date of event:May 11, 2023
  • Time of event:9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Location:
    Health Science and Technology Building Room L185

I-FMD encourages you to attend our 2023 Materials Symposium and Open House! This full day event will be divided into three portions. The first session will involve a select group of speakers providing a 25 minute presentation (+5 minute Q&A) on where they see the future of materials research in the coming years. During the open house portion of the event in the afternoon, I-FMD thrust leaders will present overviews of the cutting edge materials and device research being conducted at Lehigh. The event will then conclude with a poster session by faculty and graduate students for networking, information exchange, and developing collaborations.  

Overview schedule of events

8:00 am - 8:45 am Check-In
9:00 am - 9:30 am Introduction to the materials symposium and open house
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Invited talks from national labs, industry, and academia
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm I-FMD research thrust updates
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Poster session, networking, and optional tours


Current detailed schedule of events and speakers

Invited Keynote Speakers

David LaVan

Materials Scientist, National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the CHIPS Program

Alexandra Navrotsky

Center for Materials of the Universe, Arizona State University

Mike Aghajanian

Chief Scientist, M Cubed Technologies, Coherent Corp.

Chris Heckle

Director, Materials manufacturing innovation center, Argonne National Laboratory

Kal Shastri


Keynote speaker biographies